Dave Dahlsrud wrote:Dan
Is the shepherd a male or female? That sounds like a pretty good cross for what you guys are wanting to do, also I have an in tact male Great Pyrenees/Anatolian if you want to do some breeding in the future and I'm only a couple hours from your place.
Caroline LaVin wrote:Since there is some discussion as to whether the Grand Shepherd *is* a stable new breed, I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you about a very OLD farm dog breed called English Shepherd or farm collie. The English Shepherd was popular on small farms and homesteads across America until small farms started disappearing in the 20th century. Called the "farmers right hand man" the ES helps with a lot of jobs around the farm: varmint hunting, livestock herding, watch dog, and nurturing animals and children. Where other breeds have become specialists in their jobs, the ES is an all-around dog bred for intelligence, willingness, and trainability. Beautiful, too.
This is the breed described in Ben Falk's "Resilient Farm and Homestead". We're part of the conservation effort for this heritage breed. For more info, please see: www.puppies.petcarebooks.com
Caroline in Idaho